I got my 1st segment of my Dahlia blanket done! I am on #teamrogue - in other words, I am doing my own version. I took two colors out of the mix that I felt did not go - the powder pink was too blue and magenta didn't look right so I'm using 13 instead of 15 colors. I was going after the ombre look where the colors kind of melt into the next one. I'm happy with this! I will do 4 times what I've done so far for a nice lap afghan, it's about 3 1/2 feet wide. The last 3 blankets I did were twin bed size and too big for keeping my lap warm during the winter, this will be just right.
Ombré /ˈɒmbreɪ/ (literally "shaded" in French) is the gradual blending of one color hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark. It has become a popular feature for hair coloring, nail art, and even baking, in addition to its uses in home decorating and graphic design.
Here is my trolley cart all set up for my 2 blankets on the go and my finished Sweet Pea Trellis on the bottom. The one in the middle is my Dune blanket for my Granddaughter Paige. All of these were designed by Lucy from Attic24 blog.
I taped the Dahlia blanket label that was in the bag of yarn from Wool Warehouse on the front then printed up the color sequence that Lucy did for her sample of the colors. Lucy's 2 designs she did for this CAL are a random stripe and a color wash one. I always go rogue and choose my own arrangement, but this time I used her sample group, just removing two colors I felt didn't work with the ombre plan.
I spent many happy hours over the weekend cozied up with my dog on my lap, next to my husband in our easy chairs by the fire. Winter bliss.
Speaking of Mocha.. she has this habit of hopping into my warm chair when I go off to do something or refill my water mug. Then when I come back she doesn't want to move. She rolls over and wants a belly rub. THEN.. when I finally pick her up to move her she growls and snarls at me. HMPH! I'm trying to train her to get DOWN.. but it's slow going.
This is her curled up in her daddy's arms while he has his cheerios. Yes, she gets a few of them. Which is why she's curled up there. She's "food motivated". :-)
We made another good One Pot Meal that turned out very good. You put uncooked rice in the bottom of the cast iron pot, add some chicken stock and a bit of water, put your chicken over that and lots of veggies, we put 2 slices of bacon on the top which adds a TON of flavor to this and some teriyaki sauce. YUM!
I went to my DAR meeting this morning so I'm doing this blog post after getting back home. Have a super week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)